Tick-borne Diseases in Dogs

by Dr. Michelle Evason

A new book by UPEI professor Michelle Evason is helping keep dogs and their owners safe. As the geographic ranges of ticks rapidly expand in Central, Eastern and Atlantic Canada, it is important to understand the different tick-borne diseases in dogs and how to treat them. Published by Island Studies Press, Tick-borne Disease in Dogs is an invaluable reference for veterinarians and dog owners.

The book begins with an introduction to tick types, distribution, and relevance to dogs in Canada. The following chapters outline the various pathogens that cause Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and ehrlichiosis, and discuss clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment. With easy-to-read charts, risk area maps, a glossary, and an extensive reference section, it is a great resource for further learning. This book concludes with a call to action for longitudinal studies and highlights the exciting research happening in Canada with the K-9 Lifetime (Lyme) Study.

Tick-borne Diseases in Dogs was the recipient of an Internal Publication Award. Island Studies Press would like to thank Dr. Katherine Gottschall-Pass, Vice President Academic and Research, for her support in sharing this research with the larger community. 

  • September 2020
  • 98 pages, softcover, $18.95
  • ISBN 978-1-988692-40-1

You can purchase the book online through our distributor Nimbus (mail delivery to the US and Canada). The book is also available for sale at UPEI Bookstore and The Bookmark in Charlottetown. Due to COVID-19, the launch of this book has been delayed, but we will post any future events here.

Dr. Michelle Evason is an associate professor in small animal internal medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College and also works as an independent medical and nutrition consultant. She has a range of clinical research interests, some of which include infectious disease, antimicrobial stewardship, nutrition, and veterinary (and pet-owner) knowledge, attitudes and perceptions surrounding these topics.